OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the fast spin-echo technique in detecting meniscal tears of the knee using a 3-T MRI system. CONCLUSION We concluded from this study that 3-T MRI using fast spin-echo sequences is highly accurate in the detection of medial and lateral meniscal tears of the knee.
Chemical depolarization is often used to study neurotransmitter release. Three commonly used depolarizing agents, veratridine, potassium, and glutamate, were evaluated for neurotoxicity. Neuronal survival and lactate dehydrogenase efflux were measured to assay irreversible injury. In addition, video-enhanced differential interference contrast microscopy was… (More)
We report the second known case of bicompartmental bucket-handle tears of the medial and lateral menisci and the first documented case of the bucket-handle tears occurring simultaneously following trauma, which occurred after a motorcycle accident. Both bucket-handle fragments were displaced into the intercondylar notch. An anterior cruciate ligament tear… (More)
OBJECTIVE The simultaneous acquisition of spatial harmonics (SMASH) technique is a parallel imaging technique that uses fewer echoes than conventional techniques to obtain the desired resolution. Production of images occurs more quickly with parallel imaging than with conventional imaging. This study assesses the usefulness of the SMASH technique for MRI of… (More)